The reports claim there was no evidence of additional disease following the procedure, and further treatment is not planned.
After Ginsburg fell in her office last month and fractured her ribs, the two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered “incidentally” during tests.
After further examination, both nodules were found to be malignant.
The aging, and highly liberal Justice has had an increasing number of health problems in recent years. The pulmonary lobectomy was the most recent.
The former ACLU litigator has survived multiple bouts with cancer, and in 2014 underwent a procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.
The justice’s health is a serious concern to democrats who want to see her stay on as long as possible. President Trump would be able to name her replacement if her health forced a retirement, and because they previously eliminated the nuclear option in the senate, only a majority of votes are needed to confirm the next Justice.
The nine-member court is divided 5-4 among Republican and Democratic appointees, and one more conservative would tip the balance heavily in favor of liberty, individual rights, and upholding the constitution.
The full release reads:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7.
According to the thoracic surgeon, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation. Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease.
Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned. Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days. Updates will be provided as they become available.
Many people speculate that if Hillary Clinton had won, the new Justices would have been outrageously liberal, and by now, democrats would have brought countless cases to the SCOTUS seeking strong gun control, including confiscation, and other leftist policies.
Given the recent gutter tactics used against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, it seems fairly clear that democrats will do anything to ensure Ginsburg remains on the bench.
However, many people speculate whether Ginsburg has the ability to continue her position.